Apricot Glazed Sugar Cookies

Apricot Glazed Sugar Cookie Recipe
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5 Reviews
Tender buttery slice and bake cookies are topped with tangy apricot cream.
1:00
Prep Time
2:40
Total Time
72 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup
sugar
1/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon
almond extract
2 cups
all-purpose flour

Glaze

1 1/4 cups
powdered sugar
1/4 cup
apricot preserves
1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 to 2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1 teaspoon
light corn syrup

Garnish

Sliced almonds , toasted, if desired

Directions

  1. Combine 1 cup butter, sugar, brown sugar and almond extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  2. Press mixture together with hands; divide into fourths. Shape each fourth into 4 1/2-inch log. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 375°F.
  4. Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely. 
  5. Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed until creamy and smooth. Frost cooled cookies with glaze. Garnish with toasted almond slices, if desired.

Recipe Tips

- This cookie dough contains no eggs so it may be prepared up to 7 days ahead. Wrap dough tightly in plastic food wrap; store in refrigerator.

- To toast nuts, spread in single layer on ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F, stirring occasionally, 5-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from pan; cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
50
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
7g
Protein
4g
Fat
3g
Sodium
25mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I liked this cookie, but I agree it needs a little more flavor. I put a few drops of almond extract in the icing and it "perked" it up. I also think the icing could be made with raspberry jam and would be a little more flavorful.

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Tried this cooky over the holidays. I am giving it three stars because it just seemed like it needed something. The cooky was good, but I think the icing needs more flavor. Possibly more apricot jam ?

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2008 is the second year that I have made this recipe because I receive so many compliments from my family and friends. It is easy, quick, and is so yummy!!

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They were delicious. I made them for my son and his kids and they were gone in a flash. I made some with vanilla extract, some with almond. Both were good.

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This recipe was a hit! I baked these and took them to work and everyone loved them. The cookies melt in your mouth and are very flaky, and the apricot glaze adds just the right touch of sweetness. I will definitely bake these for my family at Christmas.

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